Switching Up Runs and the Scale

Good Morning and Happy Thursday everyone 🙂

Zach and I enjoyed our favorite evening last night, pizza night with a good vanilla lager.


We may do pizza a little too much in our house…but I guess I am OK about that.

This Morning

Have I mentioned how much I love sleeping in?  Maybe once or twice?

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Yesterday morning I slept in and postponed my work out because my body needed it.  On Thursdays, we start work late so I was able to just sleep in an extra hour and a half and still fit in a quick and sweaty work out before the morning even started.

Workout of the Day: 4 miles on the treadmill: Easy pace

Because I am wanting to save my legs for 5 or 6 days in a row of running (3 days down), I am trying to switch up my runs.  Outdoor, speed, easy, etc so I am working different muscles.

Let’s just say I was thankful for an easy run and the decision to take an ice bath last night.  Yup!


That leads me to 53.5 miles towards my goal of Pile on the Miles 2013!  I know I’ve gotta keep a good pace up to meet my goal of 100 by the end of November, but I am confident and I WILL keep pushing hard 🙂

Scale Problem

Zach and I don’t own a scale.  99 days out of 100, this is a good thing.  But this morning I woke up feeling like I had honestly gained 10 lbs…yes this happens.  In stead of beating myself up, I ran, figuring I would feel better after.  Welp, I didn’t.  When I was showering and getting ready, my stomach still felt super weighed down and heavy.

While I try to NOT rely on the scale…I DID decide to hop on the scale we have here to work to see if my weight had actually fluctuated at all.  I have no idea if the scale is accurate, but it’s the only one I use and I can at least judge consistency.

Welp, shockingly enough (sarcasm) I hadn’t gained 10 lbs, and actually was right where I always am.   Just seeing that helped me to feel better.  In stead of saying “oh I’m fine…moving on” I decided that my body was still telling me something, and reached for a big glass of water and am making an effort to drink more water today.

While the scale may have helped me to feel better, I am still choosing to NOT let it dictate what my body is telling me overall and trying to still be forward thinking in feeling better.  H20 will be my friend today.

And that my friends, is my long story of the morning :).   I have a guest post planned for this afternoon, so stay tuned! 🙂

Question of the Morning:  Do you have a reliance on the scale?  Does your weight fluctuate a lot?


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36 thoughts on “Switching Up Runs and the Scale

  1. Minus having babies I find my weight stays within 5 pounds until I start focusing on what I am eating and how I am working out.
    It’s funny when you get pregnant you kinda have to gain some weight…there was one month in both pregnancies that I gained 11 pounds…no joke. And it was the same month in each pregnancy that this happened. Thankfully, I’ve lost all the baby weight but the last 5 lbs – I’ll get there. 🙂

  2. I’m considering giving the scale we have now to my mom. It’s always been an issue with me although I am better about it. But also my weight fluctuates too. Especially that time of the month. Good for you for not letting it dictate your feelings!

  3. I used to rely on the scale. I let that stupid number dictate my mood for the day. After a trip to the doctor where they weighed me and it said 120lbs, I almost started crying. I asked my doctor about it and she said that their scale can be off up to 20lbs in a day. They reweighed me on an accurate (beam) scale, and I was at 105…My doctor even told me that for the amount of exercise I do, she would prefer if gained some weight. I decided later that night that I would no longer weigh myself because clearly it was too emotional for me. So now I go by my eating habits and exercise activity 🙂

  4. No I totally agree — on both fronts actually ;).

    I think it works different for each different person. I have a tendency to obsess over the number on the scale, and let it override what the other signs are telling me. I think it’s all about balance, and the scale is definitely a part of that balance!

  5. I don’t go on the scale much anymore. thanks to exercise I’ve probably lost some fat and gained some muscle over the years so at this point the number on the scale wouldn’t really be able to tell me much about my body. I usually rely on how my clothing fits and how I’ve been eating

  6. Ahhh, every time you post pizza it makes me want it!!!

    I used to weight myself ever freaking morning and what I found that it was always the same. While this is mostly a good thing, when trying to lose weight and continuing to see the same number, it gets to be annoying. So, about 2 months ago, I stopped weighing myself everyday. I base how I feel on my clothes, occasionally weighing myself to ‘check in’.

  7. I only hop on the scale when I feel fat, just to see where I am. I usually am within five pounds… so yes, it fluctuates but not very much. That pizza looks SOOO good. Did you get inspiration from the Nov issue of Runners World?

  8. My weight is all over the map. It usually depends on how crazy work is, and it really differs year to year, but generally as a teacher its very hard to fit in workouts on the weekdays. I try but it usually happens less often than I would like.

  9. My weight doesn’t fluctuate much at all, which is nice. The unfortunate part is that I rely on the scale way more than I should. I used to weigh in daily and now it’s once a week, which has helped a lot.

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